THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- Ever hear your joints clicking, creaking or crunching? Now, researchers say a new technique that listens closely to knees may help doctors diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis.
In the new study, researchers attached small microphones to participants' knees, which allowed them to listen for high-frequency sounds as the person repeatedly stood up and sat down again.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Chronically high levels of stress may increase black Americans' risk of high blood pressure, a new study suggests.
"Given the disproportionately high burden of hypertension in African-Americans, determining if chronic stress increases the risk of hypertension in this population is an important question that could guide prevention strategies," said lead study author Tanya Spruill, an associate professor at NYU School of Medicine.
THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- Adults who pack on pounds between their mid-20s and middle age have an increased risk of premature death -- and the same is true of those who lose weight from middle to late adulthood, according to a new study.
The findings suggest that maintaining normal weight throughout adulthood reduces the risk of early death, the China-based researchers said.
THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- Stocking up on the latest beauty products can be costly. Is it possible to save money and still put your best face forward?
You may luck out and find things on sale at reputable retailers. But beware of prices that seem too good to be true on the internet or from sellers that may not be around tomorrow, like a flea market vendor.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- A little bit of testosterone cream might help women run faster longer, a new study suggests.
Some female athletes have naturally high testosterone levels that are similar to men, and there is controversy over whether it's fair to allow them to compete against female athletes with normal testosterone levels.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Universal gym etiquette includes steps like turning off your cellphone whenever you're working out, being courteous when using shared equipment in the weight room, taking thoughtful steps such as not wearing heavy perfume, and wiping off your sweat after working out on a machine.
But there are also good rules to follow whenever you walk into an exercise class. Adhering to them can improve your performance as well as your standing at the health club and your all-important relationship with your fitness instructors.